Mrs Elizabeth Shields

Former MP for Ryedale

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Agricultural Training Board Bill 27 Mar 1987

    We in the alliance welcome this modest Bill, which contains useful proposals, widening the remit of the ATB and encouraging ancillary activities which could be undertaken on farms in association with main agricultural or horticultural businesses. The proposals have been given added point by the news this week that the ATB, responding to high demand, had to re-run a course on free-range...
  • Orders of the Day — Rillington Bypass 24 Mar 1987

    The subject of my Adjournment debate is not particularly contentious, but it is important to many of my constituents. The need for a bypass round the village of Rillington has been growing for a long time. The idea was first floated in the early 1970s when Rillington was part of the constituency of Howden. Local people became very much aware of the increasing amount of traffic passing along...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Labelling 19 Mar 1987

    asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to improve information made available to the public about the contents of prepared foods.

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Former MP for Ryedale

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 1986 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 18 May 1987 — General election

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